‘Women’s Health’

What Do You Need to Hear Right Now? From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

When I bring up the concept of self-compassion to people, without fail, the same question always comes up: My response is generally the same: “Well, how has being hard on yourself motivated you to do better?” Somehow we’ve confused ourselves to think that our judgmental, self-critical voice plays some positive role in our lives. Self-Criticism Is An Ineffective Motivator If […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: 5 Ways to Move Past Body Hatred

By Erin Risius, MA

We couldn’t have a Healthy Weight Week without discussing body image. We hope you’ll find our approach of Body Neutrality℠ helpful. Body weight obsession is a national pastime in this country – especially for females. As a result body-bashing – toward others and toward ourselves – can often become the lens from which self-worth is measured. Not good. These tips will help […] Read more »

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Healthy Weight Week: Other Things to Do with Your Scale

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

This post really needs no words. Still, we can’t help ourselves. After you enjoy the image, read why the Body Mass Index (BMI) is really not something you need to think twice about. BMI Failings If there’s one thing many weight management experts agree on, it’s that judging a person’s health on the basis of the BMI is highly flawed. A […] Read more »

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